Santa Fe Trail Association

Trail Events

 

 

Santa Fe Trail Association – Calendar of Events
To submit an event for consideration on this calendar of events, please visit the following link: www.santafetrail.org/forms/calendar-form.html

 

To determine events being held at the National Park sites along the Santa Fe National Historic Trail, please visit the following links: 
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site -- http://www.nps.gov/beol/planyourvisit/calendar.htm  
Fort Larned National Historic Site -- http://www.nps.gov/fols/planyourvisit/calendar.htm 
Fort Union National Monument -- http://www.nps.gov/foun/planyourvisit/calendar.htm 
Pecos National Historic Park -- http://www.nps.gov/peco/planyourvisit/index.htm

 

--SANTA FE TRAIL ASSOCIATION 2019 EVENTS
 
March 22-23, 2019: SFTA Spring Workshop/Board of Directors Meeting, Las Vegas, NM
Sept. 25, 2019:   SFTA Fall Board of Directors Meeting, St. Louis, MO 
Sept. 25-28, 2019:  SFTA Symposium, “Gateway to Santa Fe,” St. Louis, MO.

 

--SANTA FE TRAIL ASSOCIATION 2020 EVENTS 
April 17-18, 2020:  SFTA Spring Board of Directors Meeting, Location TBD
Sept. 24, 2020:   SFTA Fall Board of Directors Meeting, Larned, KS
Sept. 24-26, 2020:   Rendezvous 2020, Larned, KS

 

--SANTA FE TRAIL ASSOCIATION 2021 EVENTS including 200th Commemoration Activities 
April 17, 2021:  SFTA Spring Board of Directors Meeting, Location TBD
May 8, 2021:  McPherson County All-Schools Day, Cottonwood Crossing & Quivira Chapter event.
June 12, 2021:  Symphony in the Flint Hills on the Santa Fe Trail.
September 1, 2021:  Missouri River Outfitters Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association to host Official 200th Commemoration Activity:  To acknowledge the departure of William Becknell and companions, MRO will host a short program at the site of the SFTA markers at Franklin, then day-long activities at Arrow Rock, MO.  This will be a joint commemoration with Arrow Rock Missouri State  Park (DNR) and Friends of Arrow Rock.  More details to follow. 
September 4-5, 2021, Official 200th Commemoration Activity:  Weekend commemoration at Fort Osage.  Sponsored by MRO/SFTA, Jackson County Parks & Rec and the Society of Friends of Fort Osage.  More details to follow. 
September 8, 2021Official 200th Commemoration Activity:  Missouri River Outfitters Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will host a program at Nine-Mile Point, Weltner Park at 79th and State Line Road in Prairie Village, KS.  Nine-Mile Point is the location where the early trace of the Santa Fe Trail crossed the Missouri state line in the 1820s. The site also represents the earliest official government documentation of any location on the Santa Fe Trail. In 1821 William Becknell and his small group of men on horseback documented this site as they traveled from frontier Missouri to Mexico’s northern colonial outpost, Santa Fe.  The first wagons to carry freight over the Santa Fe Trail crossed here in 1822. More details to follow. 
Sept. 22, 2021:   SFTA Fall Board of Directors Meeting, LaJunta, CO
Sept. 22-26, 2021 Official 200th Commemoration Activity:  SFTA Symposium hosted by the Bent’s Fort Chapter and the Bent’s Fort National Historic Site.  Events will be held in La Junta, CO & at Bent’s Old Fort NHS and will include speakers, tours, and living history.  More details to follow. 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Mission
The mission of the Santa Fe Trail Association is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with it.  The Santa Fe Trail Association’s purposes are exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.